Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought, and called for the conservation and management of the state’s water resources.
According to KTVU, some San Lorenzo residents could start receiving fines for not keeping their lawn green.
John Glisar, 55, received a citation from the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association that stated he could face fines between $100 to $1,000 if he doesn’t water his lawn.
“I’m going to water as much as I possible can,” Glisar said.
Another San Lorenzo resident, Vanessa DeGuzman, has also received many citations; but to avoid more, she’s going to start watering her lawn.
“I think it’s really ridiculous,” said DeGuzman. “We’re in a drought right now, time to cut back on water.”
The Board president, Catherine Kavasch, wrote a letter to KTVU in response to the report stating: "our board has not yet met since Governor Brown released the State of Emergency Proclamation. We will be meeting with our community members to decide how to proceed under these drought conditions. In the meantime, no new violation letters for dead lawns have been, or will be sent out."
According to a source who would like to remain anonymous, the Board is planning on doing a long term drought plan of action to help homeowners through the crisis.
"They are stepping up to be good leaders," said Michelle Clowser from San Lorenzo.